Peter Kafka

Peter Kafka


Verbose, concise. Host of Recode Media. https://t.co/LPjdIrAklE peter@recode.net, Monkey via @andybyday

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“The more successful Facebook is in accomplishing its mission, the more ignorance, deception and the like there appears to be in the world.” Former Facebook pr exec @BarrySchnitt 

Trump told blue states to send their National Guards to Washington. Blue state governors said no.

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Liquor store owner after his shop was looted in Brooklyn last night: “I think the peaceful protesters are doing the right thing, and it’s very powerful right now,” he said. “There’s a possibility for change I haven’t felt before.”

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Do you think you'll go see a movie, in a movie theater — even if it's a really good movie — in mid-July?

Here’s what I wrote about DeLorenzo going to Amazon 4 years ago. Since then Amazon has made some moves into sports - NFL streaming, stake in Yankees’ YES network, but still pretty nascent.

Not sure which scenario is more upsetting: Either NYC’s top cop knowingly posted footage of fake evidence meant to demonize protestors - or he didn’t realize it was bs.

The Newspaper of Record has migrated its Slack to Twitter.

Conferences were a big part of @rafat 's business. Conferences are *all* of @paddycosgrave 's business. How do they adapt to a Covid world? And when do you think you'll go to a work conference again?

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Amazing! NYT found someone to clean up Trump’s “tests aren’t great because they tell you that you’re sick” argument.

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Netflix raised prices in Q2, but says that wasn't the problem. Instead it says their shows and movies didn't attract enough new subscribers. As it has done before, it has a chart that shows investors it has missed its forecasts before. But not like this:

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This is a very good de-pantsing of the "(random) people are saying things on twitter" story format, which we should absolutely be done with in 2019, but will not be, because it's the fastest way to make clicky content.

Netflix says Always Be My Maybe, which everybody in my TL was chatting about, was watched by 32 million people in its first month. Adam Sandler's Murder Mystery, discussed by zero people I know, was watched by 73 million people.

Here, again, with context: Disney has written off its entire stake in Vice — the $400 million it put in directly, plus its A&E stake, its Fox stake, etc. All gone.

FCC chair Ajit Pai, who has appeared at CES for last 5 years, is bailing this year.

UPDATE: Spotify will pay more than $200 million in cash for Gimlet.

Facebook made WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton a billionaire and he has mixed feelings about it. Great story. “I sold my users’ privacy to a larger benefit. I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day.”

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